Chapter 18. Green Roofs – Urban Habitats for Ground-Nesting Birds and Plants

  1. Norbert Müller2,
  2. Peter Werner3 and
  3. John G. Kelcey4
  1. Nathalie Baumann and
  2. Friederike Kasten

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch18

Urban Biodiversity and Design

Urban Biodiversity and Design

How to Cite

Baumann, N. and Kasten, F. (2010) Green Roofs – Urban Habitats for Ground-Nesting Birds and Plants, in Urban Biodiversity and Design (eds N. Müller, P. Werner and J. G. Kelcey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department Landscape Management & Restoration Ecology, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Landscape Architecture, Post-box, 450155, 99081 Erfurt, Germany

  2. 3

    Institute Housing and Environment, Annastr. 15, 64285 Darmstadt, Germany

  3. 4

    Ceckovice 14, Bor U Tachova 348 02, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Campus Grüental, P.O. Box, 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332667

Online ISBN: 9781444318654

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Keywords:

  • green roofs - urban habitats for ground-nesting birds and plants;
  • vegetation establishment and breeding success on flat roofs, in Switzerland;
  • fresh hay mulch technique - improving green roof habitats;
  • ground-nesting birds in Switzerland - Vanellus vanellus;
  • ground-nesting birds roof sites, in Swiss cantons - Rotkreuz roof;
  • Rotkreuz roof vegetation improvement - turf, seed, hay;
  • ricoter - in establishing rooftop vegetation;
  • V. vanellus breeding on Rotkreuz roof

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References